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Brazil clinch final berth for London with straight sets victory over Japan

by WoV
source: fivb.org

Tokyo, Japan, December 4, 2011 - Brazil clinched a berth for the London Olympics with a victory over Japan in straights sets (25-21, 25-19, 25-22) on the final day of fourth-round action at 2011 FIVB Men's World Cup at Yoyogi National Gym on Sunday.

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Team captain Giba, here spiking, was once again one of Brazil leading attackers along the way for an Olympic berth

Brazil entered the match needing not to concede two sets to finish third ahead of Italy and secure the Olympic berth. Brazil finished the tournament with an 8-3 record, while Japan went 2-9.

Sidnei dos Santos paced Brazil with 15 points. Gilberto Godoy added 13 points. Dos Santos was named the most impressive player of the match.

Kunihiro Shimizu led Japan with 15 points. Japan was just unable to cope with the speed and power of the Brazilians. Leading 19-16 in the second set, Japan collapsed and gave up the final nine points.

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